Cybersecurity Lecture Series - Mar. 4

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Meet academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new threats, trends and technologies. Preview new cybersecurity research ahead of international conferences. Hear from exceptional Georgia Tech students about their body of work.


Mar. 4  Guest Speaker

Frank Wang
Coordinator, The Cybersecurity Factory

Frank Wang is a PhD student at MIT focusing on building secure systems. He did his undergraduate at Stanford, focusing on cryptography. He runs the MIT security seminar and is a member of the student team at Roughdraft Ventures, which provides small capital to early stage student startups. He has interned at the security teams at Google and Facebook as well as consulted for various security companies, such as Qualys.

Abstract: Security has become a hot topic given recent hacks of major corporations, like Sony, Home Depot, and Anthem. However, those hacks were easily preventable with the correct technology. The problem is that many times, security research is not being properly commercialized. In this talk, learn about some cutting-edge security research being done in universities, their barriers to adoption, and the need to bridge the gap between academia and industry -- motivating the formation of a cybersecurity accelerator focused on students, The Cybersecurity Factory. 

Lunch provided. No registration necessary.


Spring 2016 Schedule
Jan. 15 — Opening discussion
Jan. 22 — Milos Prvulovic
Jan. 29 — PhD Candidate - Byoungyoung Lee
Feb. 5 — NDSS Conference Preview
Feb. 12 — NDSS Conference Preview
Feb. 19 — NDSS Conference Preview
Feb. 26 — Stephen Pair, co-founder and CEO, BitPay
Mar. 4 — Frank Wang, coordinator, The Cybersecurity Factory
Mar. 11 – Sivakumar "Siva" Raghupathy, director, CREATE-X
Mar. 18 – David Formby, Xiaojing Liao
Mar. 25 – Spring Break
Apr. 1 – Capital One
Apr. 8 – TBD
Apr. 15 – TBD
Apr. 22 – Closing session

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